doc. Mgr. Gregor Bánó, PhD.



  • S. degree in physics at Charles Univ. in Prague, Czech Rep. (1997)
  • PhD in optics and optoelectronics at Univ. of Szeged, Hungary (2003)


Research interest:

Specialist in laser physics and optical spectroscopy. His present research interest is focused on experimental investigation of drug transport phenomena by means of different laser spectroscopic techniques, and on detection of singlet oxygen produced by photodynamic action.




M.S. degree in physics at Charles Univ. in Prague, Czech Rep. (1997)
PhD in optics and optoelectronics at Univ. of Szeged, Hungary (2003)


Hungarian, Slovak, English


(1997-2006) Research Institute for Solid state Physics and Optics, Hungarian
Academy of Sciences, Budapest
(since 2006) – P.J.Šafárik University in Košice

Research training:

(1996, 3 months): University of Innsbruck, Austria
(1999-2002, 8 months): JILA, Boulder, USA
(2002-2003, 6 months): Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
(2005-2007, 6 months): University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Principal investigator of two national projects

VEGA 1/0124/08 (2008-2010): Construction of a UV resonance Raman apparatus and its application for drug-biomacromolecule interaction studies
VEGA 1/1154/11 (2011-2013): Interaction studies of drugs with cells: application of micro-Raman spectroscopy in combination with optical tweezers and optical nano-sensors

Publications: citations: 210, H-index 12

1. J. Glosík, G. Bánó, E.E. Ferguson, W. Lindinger: Selected ion flow drift tube study of the formation and dissociation of CO+.N2 ions in nitrogen buffer gas: the CO+.N2 bond energy, Int. J. Mass Spectr. 176, 177–188 (1998)

2. J. Glosík, G. Bánó, R. Plašil, A. Luca, P. Zakouril: Study of the electron ion recombination in high pressure flowing afterglow: recombination of NH4.(NH3)2, Int. J. Mass Spectr. 189, 103–113 (1999)

3. Z. Donkó, G. Bánó, L. Szalai, K. Kutasi, K. Rózsa, M. Pinheiro, N. Pinhao: Investigations on the effect of constriction in the cathode region of argon glow discharges, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 32, 2416–2425 (1999)

4. G. Bánó, L. Szalai, K. Kutasi, P. Hartmann, Z. Donkó, K. Rózsa, Á. Kiss, T. M. Adamowicz: Operation characteristics of the Au-II 690-nm laser transition in a segmented hollow-cathode discharge, Appl. Phys. B. 70, 521–525 (2000)

5. P. Hartmann, Z. Donkó, G. Bánó, L. Szalai, and K. Rózsa: Effect of different elementary processes on the breakdown in low-pressure helium gas, Plasma Sources Science and Technology 9, 183–190 (2000)

6. G. Bánó, P. Horváth, K. Rózsa: Cathaphoretic confinement of Zinc evaporated into helium and neon discharges, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 33, 2611–2617 (2000)

7. A. Bogaerts, Z. Donkó, K, Kutasi, G. Bánó, N. Pinhao, M. Pinheiro: Comparison of calculated and measured optical emission intensities in a direct current argon-copper glow discharge, Spectrochimica Acta B. 55, 1465–1479 (2000)

8. G. Bánó, A. Luca, J. Glosík, P. Zakouřil, W. Lindinger: Formation of SiH3+ ions in reactions of small hydrocarbon ions with SiH4, Czech. J. Phys., 50, Suppl. S3, 251–257, (2000)

9. K. Rózsa, G. Bánó, A. Gallagher: The location of very small particles in silan RF discharge, IEEE Trans. on Plasma Sci. 29, 256–260 (2001)

10. P. Macko, R. Plašil, P. Kudrna, P. Hlavenka, V. Poteyra, A. Pysanenko, G. Bánó, J. Glosík: High-resolution cw-diode laser cavity ring-down spectroscopy in hydrogen plasma at room temperature, Czech. J. Phys. 52, Suppl. D, D695-D704 (2002)

11. G. Bánó, L. Szalai, P. Horváth, K. Kutasi, Z. Donkó, K. Rózsa, T. M. Adamowicz: Au-II 282 nm segmented hollow cathode laser – parametric studies and self-consistent modeling; J. Appl. Phys. 92, 6372 (2002)

12. A. Gallagher, G. Bánó, K. Rózsa: Particles in silicon deposition discharges, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 78, 27–40 (2003)

13. G. Bánó, P. Horváth, Z. Donkó, K. Rózsa, T. M. Adamowicz: Sputtered and heated high-voltage hollow-cathode zinc lasers, Appl. Phys. B. 77, 403–407 (2003)

14. P. Macko, G. Bánó, P. Hlavenka, R. Plasil, V. Poterya, A. Pysanenko, O. Votava, R. Johnsen, J. Glosík: Afterglow studies of H3+(v=0) recombination using time resolved cw-diode laser cavity ring-down spectroscopy, Int. J. Mass Spectr. 233, 299–304 (2004)

15. G. Bánó, P. Horváth, L. Csillag, J. Glosík, T. M. Adamowicz, K. Rózsa: 224 nm segmented hollow-cathode silver ion laser, Appl. Phys. B. 80, 215–219 (2005)

16. K. Kutasi, P. Hartmann, G. Bánó, Z. Donkó: He2+ molecular ions in helium glow discharges: the effect of bulk electron temperature, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 14, S1-S8 (2005)

17. G. Bánó, P. Horváth, K. Rózsa, A. Gallagher, The role of higher silanes in silane-discharge particle growth, J. Appl. Phys. 98, 013304 (2005)

18. P. Hlavenka, R. Plašil, G. Bánó, I. Korolov, D. Gerlich, J. Ramanlal, J. Tennyson and J. Glosík: Near infrared second overtone cw-cavity ringdown spectroscopy of D2H+ ions, Int. J. Mass Spectr. 255–256, 170–176 (2006)

19. Z. Sternovsky, K. Amyx, G. Bano, M. Landgraf, M. Horanyi, S. Knappmiller, S. Robertson, E. Grün, R. Srama, S. Auer: Large area mass analyzer instrument for the chemical analysis of interstellar dust particles, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 014501 (2007)

20. G. Bánó, P. Hartmann, K. Kutasi, P. Horváth, R. Plašil, P. Hlavenka, J. Glosík, Z. Donkó: Combined Langmuir probe, electrical and hybrid modelling characterization of helium glow discharges, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 16, 492–500 (2007)

21. G. Bánó, P. Horváth, T. M. Adamowicz, K. Rózsa: A novel design and operation scheme for a 224 nm segmented hollow-cathode silver ion laser, Appl. Phys. B. 89, 333–337 (2007)

22. A. Derzsi, P. Hartmann, I. Korolov, J. Karácsony, G. Bánó, Z. Donkó: On the accuracy and limitations of fluid models of the cathode region of dc glow discharges, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42, 225204 (2009)

23. R. Plašil, I. Korolov, T. Kotrik, P. Dohna, G. Bánó, Z. Donkó, J. Glosík: Non-Maxwellian electron energy distribution function in He, He/Ar, He/Xe/H-2 and He/Xe/D-2 low temperature afterglow plasma, Eur. Phys. J. D. 54, 391–398 (2009)

24. I. Korolov, G. Bánó, Z. Donkó, A. Derzsi, P. Hartmann: Experimental study of the asymmetric charge transfer reaction between Ar+ ions and Fe atoms, J. Chem. Phys. 134, 064308 (2011)

25. G. Bánó, J. Staničová, D. Jancura, J. Marek, M. Bánó, J. Uličný, A. Strejčková, P. Miškovský: On the diffusion of hypericin in dimethylsulfoxide/water mixtures – the effect of aggregation, J. Phys. Chem. B. 115, 2417–2423 (2011)

26. I. Korolov, G. Bánó, Z. Donkó: Investigation of the asymmetric charge exchange reaction in the Ar±Ni system in the afterglow of a pulsed glow discharge, Spectrochim. Acta B. 66, 706–7011 (2011)

27. G. Bánó, Z. Donkó: On the high argon metastable atom density measured near the cathode surface of a hollow cathode discharge, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 21, 035011 (2012)

28. A. Strejčková, J. Staničová, D. Jancura, P. Miškovský, and G. Bánó: Spatial orientation and electric-field-driven transport of Hypericin inside of bilayer lipid membranes, J. Phys. Chem. B. 117, 1280–1286 (2013)

29. M. A. Omar, P. Miskovsky, G. Bánó: Proof-of-principle for simple microshelter-assisted buffer exchange in laser tweezers: interaction of Hypericin with single cells, Lab Chip 14, 1579–1584 (2014)

30. J. Varchola,V. Huntosova, D. Jancura, G. Wagnieres, P. Miskovsky, G. Bánó: Temperature and oxygen-concentration dependence of singlet oxygen production by RuPhen as induced by quasi-continuous excitation, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 13, 1781–1787 (2014)

31. G. Vizsnyiczai, T. Lestyán, J. Joniova, B. L. Aekbote, A. Strejčková, P. Ormos, P. Miskovsky, L. Kelemen, G. Bánó: Optically Trapped Surface-Enhanced Raman Probes Prepared by Silver Photoreduction to 3D microstructures, Langmuir 31, 10087−10093 (2015)

32. J. Varchola, K. Želonková, D. Chorvat Jr, D. Jancura, P. Miskovsky, G. Bánó: Singlet oxygen produced by quasi-continuous photo-excitation of hypericin in dimethyl-sulfoxide, J Lumin 177, 17–21 (2016)

33. J. Joniova, M. Rebič, A. Strejčková, V. Huntosova, J. Staničová, D. Jancura, P. Miskovsky, G. Bánó: Formation of Large Hypericin Aggregates in Giant Unilamellar Vesicles – Experiments and Modeling, Biophys. J. 112, 966–975 (2017)

34. A. Hovan, S. Datta, S. G. Kruglik, D. Jancura, P. Miskovsky, G. Bánó: Phosphorescence Kinetics of Singlet Oxygen Produced by Photosensitization in Spherical Nanoparticles. Part I. Theory, J. Phys. Chem. B 122, 5147–5153 (2018)

35. S. Datta, A. Hovan, A. Jutková, S. G. Kruglik, D. Jancura, P. Miskovsky, G. Bánó: Phosphorescence Kinetics of Singlet Oxygen Produced by Photosensitization in Spherical Nanoparticles. Part II. The case of Hypericin-loaded Low-Density Lipoprotein Particles, J. Phys. Chem. B 122, 5154–5160 (2018)